A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university
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Application fee: SEK 900
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About the course
Given the power of science and narratives of nature it is crucial to examine how notions of nature and scientific knowledge is produced as well as critically examining what is produced. The core focus of this course is to examine how power operates in the ways that 'science' and 'nature' are constructed and operate.
The course takes as its foundation that science and nature are not pre-existing 'things' but subject to social processes and cultural norms. It is therefore imperative to examine how social and cultural values influence scientific traditions, how scientific knowledge is produced, and the implications of what is produced through various scientific epistemologies.
With the specific help of feminist and gender studies theories and approaches this course introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates about the production of nature and scientific knowledge and their implications. You are then encouraged to examine, problematise and apply these perspectives in relation to each other as well as to various contemporary issues.